• Champs-sur-Marne

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    Colonial urban territories from Antiquity - founding, populating, inhabiting, governing

    Fonder, peupler, habiter, gouverner

    Les phénomènes coloniaux ont très largement été des phénomènes urbains. De même, la création de territoires urbains (villes nouvelles, infrastructures, settlements, etc.) sont régulièrement qualifiés de « colonial ». Ainsi, au croisement des études urbaines et des études coloniales, cet atelier doctoral envisage donc d'interroger, à l'aune de cas d'étude situés, aussi bien diverses situations coloniales que la prolifération contemporaine des discours qualifiant telle ou telle situation urbaine de « coloniale ».

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  • Call for papers - Urban studies

    Experimenting on ambiance with architecture

    Ambiances Journal

    How can research on architectural and urban ambiances come to grips with experimentation? How can ambiance phenomena be explored in greater depth or discovered through spatial experimentation? Or how can such experimentation be built or conceptualized on the basis of assumptions regarding ambiance? Often presented as the basis for technical, aesthetic or indeed social innovation, what sort of experimentation can contribute to furthering our understanding, producing artefacts or setting in motion processes of architectural or urban transformation likely to encourage, drive or modify lived-in ambiances?

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  • Pont-à-Mousson

    Conference, symposium - History

    Wars and armies - manufacturing the city

    Ce colloque s’inscrit dans le cadre d’un cycle consacré aux conflitsAprès un premier opus en 2014 consacré aux conflits et progrès scientifiques et techniques, ce sont les relations entre conflits, urbanismes et territoires qui sont au cœur du présent colloque. Quatre sessions spécifiques seront traitées : les fortifications : entre défense et développement urbain ; infrastructures militaires et urbanisme (avec un focus sur les bases OTAN) ; les reconstructions ; les traces urbaines des conflits et les reconversions.

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  • Palermo

    Conference, symposium - Urban studies

    Crossing boundaries: Rethinking European architecture beyond Europe

    Final conference of the COST Action IS0904

    The International network "European Architecture beyond Europe: Sharing Research and Knowledge on Dissemination Processes, Historical Data and Material Legacy (19th-20th centuries)", chaired by Mercedes Volait and Johan Lagae, and supported by EC funding through the COST Action IS0904, is organizing its final conference. It will be organized in 6 sessions : “Transnational studies and cultural transfers” (chaired by Kathleen James-Chakraborty), “Methods and methodologies: Writing the histories of Europeanimperial/colonial architecture” (chaired by Alex Bremner and JoAnne Mancini), "Looking eastward, building identities. The architecture of European diplomacy beyond the Mediterranean in the age of Empire" (chaired by Paolo Girardelliand Mercedes Volait), “Tropical architecture” (chaired by Ola Uduku and Iain Jackson), "Architectures of exile: Visions and re-visions of the global modern in the age of the refugee" (chaired by Regina Göckede and Rachel Lee), “Architecture as developmentaid: Modernization, technicalassistance and the design of institutions” (chaired by Tom Avermaete and Kim de Raedt).

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Urban studies

    7th International PhD Seminar Urbanism and Urbanization

    This 7th edition of the U&U International PhD Seminar will be held at the ENSA Paris-Malaquais, under the scientific direction of the Laboratory of Infrastructure and Architecture Planning (LIAT). Continually facing new demands from epistemological or technical society, and now facing an economic and social crisis (especially in Europe), urban planning is forced to question its methods. The Seminar is intended for PhD Students who wish to present their ongoing research questioning aspects of the field of urban planning in a historical perspective, from a theoretical point of view or with a potential for practical implementation. The U&U International PhD Seminars take place exclusively in English and seek to promote the exchange of ideas, provoke debate amongst researchers, invite comparisons, cross-pollinate different disciplines and to highlight the latest ongoing research. It is a rare opportunity offered to young researchers to meet with prominent scientists and build a critical argument.

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  • London

    Call for papers - Geography

    Ambiance and Atmospheres: Encountering New Material Frontiers

    RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2013

    Recent work on affect in Anglophone human geography has opened up new material frontiers by theorizing affective atmospheres (Anderson 2009; Bissell 2010; McCormack 2008). In such work we see an adjustment of thinking towards and around the relations between bodies and their environment by considering the ways in which bodies are situated within diffuse, distributed, sensible, and potentially turbulent volumes. Such an emphasis on the atmospheric, taken in both its meteorological and felt/affective sense, is in many ways tied to an expanded conception of materiality that draws attention to “the vibrant, constitutive, aleatory, and even immaterial indices” of materiality and materialization (Coole and Frost 2010: 14; Bennett 2010).

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